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Cops swoop on man 'holding KNIFE' at primary school as worried parents rush to find their kids | The Sun

POLICE dashed to a primary school this afternoon after a man was allegedly seen holding a knife.

Frantic parents rushed to find their kids at St Georges Centre C.E. Primary School, Greater Manchester, amid the drama just after 3pm today.


Cops arrested a man at the scene on Darlington Street, Tyldesley.

Parents were contacted to ask them to collect their children after a man was spotted with a "bladed weapon".

A police helicopter was seen in the area and a patrol car remains at the scene.

Videos circulating on social media appear to show parents intervening before officers arrived.

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A GMP spokesman said: "At around 3:10pm on Friday 15 July, we were called to reports of a man with a bladed weapon at a primary school on Darlington Street, Tyldesley.

"Officers attended the scene and a man has been arrested."

A parent of a year six pupil at nearby Tyldesley Primary said: "I heard the police helicopter for a while so wondered what was happening.

"We all got a message from school to say children needed collecting, as many of the Year 6 kids walk home alone now.

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"The children weren't given any details really, but were understandably a bit worried.

"It's scary when something like this happens so close to home, especially when your children are at the age when you're trying to give them a bit more freedom."

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